Professor of Social Work and Public Health
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
Director, International Center for Child Health and Asset Development
Fred Ssewamala is Professor of Social Work and Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis and the Founding Director of the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD). Founded at Columbia University where Ssewamala was on the faculty for the past 15 years as a tenured faculty member (2003-2017), ICHAD contributes to the reduction of poverty and improvement of health outcomes for children, adolescent youth and families in low-resource communities, particularly those in SSA. The center moved to the Brown School at Washington University when Ssewamala joined the faculty in July 2017.
In the past 15 years, Ssewamala has been the Principal Investigator on multiple research grants funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIMH and NICHD), and several foundation-funded research grants. His research focuses on advancing and broadening knowledge about social protection, and innovative asset development and economic strengthening interventions, including children savings/development accounts aimed at improving the developmental outcomes and life chances of marginalized and vulnerable children and youth, including those affected by HIV/AIDS. His academic work has been published in the Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Adolescent Health, Prevention Science, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and Social Service Review. Ssewamala holds a Masters and PhD in Social Work, with a focus on social and economic development policy, from Washington University in St. Louis.
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